Twelve art troupes from Vietnam , Laos and Cambodia will gather at a music festival to take place in Dong Ha city, the central province of Quang Tri , on July 22-26.

The event, coorganised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Quang Tri provincial People’s Committee, aims to boost the exchange between artists and tighten the solidarity and friendship between the three nations.

The Lao National Art Troupe and the Cambodian Royal Art Troupe are expected to entertain the audience with special performances, said the organiser at a press briefing held in Dong Ha city on July 18.

The participating artists will also engage in a wide range of activities such as offering incense and flowers in tribute to fallen soldiers in the Quang Tri Old Citadel.

This is the second festival of its kind held in Quang Tri province following the first one in 2007./.